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Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

johnm h Wrote: Apr 09, 2013 8:15 AM
York sounds like the kind of adviser that the Republican establishment has been listening to for decades. We're looking for can do men of principle because only that sort of leader can reverse the drift, now gallop toward an administrative state, what used to be called fascism.
Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform?

Look at the only lawmaker who has become president in the last half-century. Barack Obama did almost nothing in his brief time in the Senate. His career in the world's greatest deliberative body consisted mainly of showing up, becoming immediately dissatisfied and looking for something better.

Obama never took a leading role crafting any piece of momentous legislation. And some of the things he did do, like voting...